Thursday, August 25, 2011

Recipe Update

I took a new picture for this recipe long ago, but it took a while to get it updated and I never posted it here.

Crabmeat Casserole

Crabmeat Casserole

(Original picture here)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Alice & Hitchhiker's Tattoo

I've added a ton of ambigrams & other designs to my Flickr, getting caught up with all of the work that was waiting to be posted here. I came across one that I definitely wanted to share with you.

The customer who had this ambigram of mine tattooed previously...

"Aloha" Ambigram Tattoo

... contacted me about making a large piece that would wrap underneath it and cover most of her back. She had been working with another artist who disappeared mid-project and we kept the roses, crowns, and 'card' outlines from those sketches. The rest really needed to be scrapped & re-done though!

The piece gives nods to "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" while keeping the style of the "Aloha" embellishments throughout. I love the way it turned out!

Alice back tattoo design

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Close up

A few random details from my mother-in-laws yard ~

Emerald Green Beetle

Teal Bench 1

Teal Bench 2

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Black Shatter

I got this awesome crackle nail polish recently called Black Shatter (from OPI) and can't stop wearing it! Everyone keeps going in for a closer look and asking, "did you do this yourself?!".

OPI Black Shatter polish

I remember trying out crackle polishes when I was very young & they didn't seem to work well, but I might have been trying to put on too thick of a coat & not giving it room to separate. You just put a thin coat on over another polish (in this case a teal Sally Hansen) and watch it shatter as it dries.

The black is pretty matte, so I coated the whole thing with a clear gloss and went for a week without even getting much of a chip (even going to the pool several times!). My polishes never hold up that well normally!

The nails kept reminding me of something, and after a few days I realized what it was. They look exactly like my teal composition book socks!

Composition book socks

So cute. I wish I could find more of them!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


I've been thinking a lot about my blog lately & have decided to drop the "Ambigram Drops". They need to be done too often & clutter up the place, and all of the new ambigrams will be posted on Flickr if anyone wants to stay up-to-date. I'll still post a special ambigram or two occasionally, but in general I don't feel like the "Drops" are all that interesting, and I'd rather do fewer, more interesting posts than throwing stuff up here just for the sake of posting frequently.